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Daily Buzz: All hail the Royal Baby
Britain is abuzz Monday with the news that Kate Middleton has gone into labor and a royal baby will soon join the population (update: It's a prince!). And that got us thinking, who are some of the biggest crybabies — or royal babies, if you will — in sports.
• It’s hard to start a list of royal babies without George Brett, an actual Royal baby who will forever be known as much for one hit that didn’t count as the 3,154 that did:
• Like Brett, John McEnroe’s career will also be defined for some by his reputation as a outburst-prone baby instead of his legacy as a seven-time singles Grand Slam champion:
• You don’t just get the name “Big Baby” without being, well, a big baby every once in a while:
• Terrell Owens joined this class when he got a little too emotional defending quarterback Tony Romo:
• We don’t need to defend our selection of Kyle Busch as NASCAR’s biggest crybaby, because he did it for us in this post-race interview:
• Brett Favre turned on the waterworks during one of his retirement speeches:
• Dick Vermeil was an emotional coach who was known to cry every once in a while, including here, after his final game as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs:
• At the college level, Adam Morrison couldn’t hold back the tears after a Sweet 16 loss to UCLA:
• And, of course, no list of royal babies would be complete without an appearance from Tim Tebow:
So congratulations to the new royal baby — you’ve got quite a reputation to live up to. Now, for some links that you may have missed over the weekend:
• Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison's excuse for barking at a police dog? The dog barked at him first.
• A man in Cuba is suing Yasiel Puig for $12 million.
• Brad Stevens' wife helped negotiate his new contract with the Boston Celtics.
• Jose Reyes got hit in a sensitive area with a pickoff throw:
• If you are a football player planning to rob a house, it's probably best not to wear your team-issued sweatpants with your number on them.
• Here is a Twins batboy spinning a helmet like a basketball:
• Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck broke his upper and lower jaw… as part of a procedure to correct his sleep apnea.
• Here’s a baseball player getting taken out by a skydiver:
• Service dog alerts diabetic golfer to shifts in blood sugar levels.
• Rex Ryan is down to just 230 pounds and his waist size has shrunk from a 50 to a 36.
• Manti Te'o has the highest-selling jersey among 2013 rookies. And a girlfriend in Niagara Falls.
• Two champions of progress, Robbie Rogers and Jason Collins pose for a photo:
• Another Blue Jays loss led pitcher Mark Buehrle to wonder if his team was overrated to begin with this season.
• This Arkansas supporter is no fan of LSU:
• Mike Brown has no hard feelings as he gets back to work with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
• Dick Vitale seems to have enjoyed this John Mayer concert:
• Unlike his brother Maurkice, Mike Pouncey doesn't seem particularly interested in speaking about his "Free Hernandez" hat.
• Via Deadspin, this is why you don't laugh at people who flinch when a foul ball comes back at the net:
• An estimated 1,000 Montreal Expos fans stormed a Blue Jays-Rays game to make a statement about wanting the Expos to return.
• After not scoring a single run against the Brewers this weekend, the Miami Marlins have gone 37 innings without a run — the longest streak since 1985.
• Glen Perkins corrected the Cleveland Indians when they got his name wrong on Twitter:
• Jerry Jones says the NFL is " closer than ever" to a return to Los Angeles.
• The San Diego Union-Tribune has a great read on sportswriter Jill Lieber Steeg.
• The A-Rod saga drags on.
• The Stanley Cup went water skiing this weekend:
• Gal Mekel's journey has taken him from Israel to the Dallas Mavericks.
• No big deal, just Charl Schwartzel driving a 450-yard green:
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